|GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI|
|Genoa, Italy (1625 - 1712)|
Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini was an astronomer at the Panzano Observatory, from 1648 to 1669, professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna and became, in 1671, director of the Paris Observatory. Along with Robert Hooke, Cassini is given credit for the discovery of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter (ca. 1665). Cassini was the first to observe four of Saturn's moons, which he called Sidera Lodoicea. Around 1690, Cassini was the first to observe differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.
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redOrbit - July 9, 2009Warwick, NEW YORK — There is no age restriction on the chance to make a significant contribution to our understanding of the universe. Caroline Moore, a 14-year-old from Warwick, N.Y., has made such a mark on astronomy with the discovery of Supernova 2008ha.
Gary Post-Tribune - July 9, 2009Gary, INDIANA — It was one of those moments you never forget. On July 20, 1969, I was allowed to get up in the middle of the night and sat on the floor captivated, watching the grainy picture on our black-and-white console television.
Daily Register - July 9, 2009Oelwein, IOWA — A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at the Oelwein Public Library to celebrate the arrival of a national exhibit, “Visions of the Universe; Four Centuries of Discovery.”
Space.com - July 9, 2009New York, NEW YORK — History books tell us that the planet Neptune was found in the mid-1800s after years of speculation and search.
BlackHills Today - July 8, 2009Deadwood, SOUTH DAKOTA — To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope, and the 40th anniversary of the First Lunar Landing, the Challenger Learning Center’s Board of Directors has set this event as area fundraiser toward the construction of a new Challenger Learning Center (CLC) in Gillette, Wyoming.
WKOW TV - July 8, 2009Madison, WISCONSIN — Science and music come together in this year's Madison Early Music Festival. The International Year of Astronomy celebrations are collaborating with music inspired by the scientific discoveries of Galileo Galilei, his father Vincenzo Galilei (a musician and astronomer) and others. Festival events and more take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from July 12-25.
Times & Transcript - July 8, 2009Moncton NB, CANADA — Like New Brunswick residents, astronomers have not been happy with the long period of cloudy, wet weather that has prevailed across the province.
Kuensel Online - July 7, 2009BHUTAN — The education ministry will declare 2009 as the “Bhutan Year of Science and Technology” on July 22 when the world will witness one of the biggest events in terrestrial astronomy, the longest solar eclipse.
University of Arizona - July 6, 2009Tucson, ARIZONA — Two astronomers at The University of Arizona will screen their 45-minute documentary this week on the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA on the careers of one specific group of astronomers.
George Mason University News - July 6, 2009VIRGINIA — The Vatican is out to monkey with Galileo again. Many might think it had subjected him to enough tender ministrations already, from his two trials in the seventeenth century through John Paul II’s botched rehabilitation to the recent poster show, “Galileo Uomo di Fede,” in Santa Maria degli Angeli which as good as ignores those trials.
Baltimore Sun - July 6, 2009Severna Park, MARYLAND — Students at Shipley's Choice Elementary School will be getting a close-up view of the universe in the fall after winning a telescope giveaway contest sponsored by Maryland Public Television.
SpaceRef - July 4, 2009Paris, FRANCE — As the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) reaches its six-month milestone, over a million people have already looked at the sky through a telescope for the first time, and even more have newly engaged in astronomy.
Telegraph-Journal - July 4, 2009Saint John NB, CANADA — Despite the jokes and complaints, many people in our part of the world are grateful for the variety afforded by the changing seasons. Those less fortunate than us, who live in year-round warmth, can still mark the seasons by watching the parade of constellations across the night sky.
Packet Online - July 3, 2009Princeton, NEW JERSEY — In 1633, for his revolutionary discovery that the Earth revolves around the sun, Galileo Galilei was convicted by the Roman Catholic Church of holding views contrary to Scripture, arrested and imprisoned for life.
Norwich Evening News - July 3, 2009Norwich, ENGLAND — The whole country might be gearing up for the Olympics in 2012 but it was mental and not physical agility that was at the forefront of most people's minds in Norwich yesterday.
Times of India - July 3, 2009Pune, INDIA — Telescope-making workshops for school children, a 52-episode radio show on astronomy, a tableau in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
ANI - July 2, 2009Berlin, GERMANY — The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) has achieved a milestone of sorts, in the sense that over a million people have already looked at the sky through a telescope for the first time, and even more have newly engaged in astronomy in just six months this year.
Innovations Report - July 1, 2009Chicago, ILLINOIS — Visitors to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this summer may find themselves taking an unplanned “journey” into the cosmos.
Grant Tribune Sentinel - July 1, 2009Grant, NEBRASKA — Woo-Hoo! Finally got some glass on those elusive planets. The clouds were gone, the sky was clear, and the temperature was great for sky watching. The only drawback was the pesky mosquitoes still in full force even at 4:30 in the morning.
redOrbit - June 30, 2009Edinburgh, UK — An imaginary mouse (temporarily) occupied part of the sky, as the winning entry for a competition to design a new constellation for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009).
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